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Proud Boys Denied Permit For Massive Portland Rally

The Williamette Week reports: Portland Parks and Recreation has denied a permit for a planned Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer rally in Delta Park on Saturday. In a statement, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees city parks, said the rally of right-wing groups would violate social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. It remains unclear whether the permit denial will …

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Leaked Chats Show Cultists Plotting Portland Violence

The Guardian reports: Leaked chat logs show Portland-area pro-Trump activists planning and training for violence, sourcing arms and ammunition and even suggesting political assassinations ahead of a series of contentious rallies in the Oregon city, including one scheduled for this weekend. The chats on the GroupMe app, shared with the Guardian by the antifascist group Eugene Antifa, show conversations between …

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Feds Kill Suspect In Shooting Of Far-Right Activist

The Associated Press reports: A man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown was killed Thursday as investigators moved in to arrest him, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday. The man, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force …

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Biden Calls On Trump To Condemn Portland Violence

Politico reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday condemned violence in Portland, Ore., after police said one person was fatally shot amid clashes between Black Lives Matter protesters and counter protesters. The Democrat urged President Trump to do the same, underscoring his message by noting that a death is tragic no matter what political views the victim held. “I …

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DHS Sec: We Might Send Troops To Portland [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told ABC’s “This Week” that “all options continue to be on the table” in terms of sending federal law enforcement into Portland to quell violent protests. On Friday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler sent President Trump a letter rejecting his offer of federal assistance. “I do understand that there were a number of …

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Trump Retweets Video Of Portland Cultists Shooting BLM Protesters With Paintball Gun And Pepper Spray

The Daily Beast reports: Hundreds of Trump supporters, some of them armed, converged on Portland late Saturday and faced off against anti-racist protesters as part of a “cruise rally” that resulted in a spate of violent clashes and at least one fatal shooting. Portland Police confirmed on Twitter that the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.  They responded and …

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Portland “Bible Burning” Story Was Russian Disinfo

How utterly unsurprising: The truth was far more mundane. A few protesters among the many thousands appear to have burned a single Bible — and possibly a second — for kindling to start a bigger fire. None of the other protesters seemed to notice or care. Yet in the rush to paint all the protesters as Bible-burning zealots, few of …

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Feds To Appeal Ruling Barring Arrests Of Journalists

Courthouse News reports: Federal police are now under a court order not to arrest or assault journalists and legal observers for doing their jobs, after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday that the government said it would appeal. “An open government has been a hallmark of our democracy since our nation’s founding,” U.S. District Judge Michael Simon …

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Fox Analyst Blasts Feds For “Unconstitutional” Actions In Portland: “It’s Not Only Unlawful, It’s Just Plain Wrong”

“What happened in Portland over the weekend, it was not only unlawful and unconstitutional, it’s just plain wrong. Sending armed, untrained police into the streets wearing fatigues without the knowledge or consent of the local police actually caused more violence. All the people that they arrested, they didn’t file one criminal complaint. “You have a lot of peaceful demonstrators. The …

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“Wall Of Moms” Protect Portland Protesters [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Dozens of women wearing yellow linked arms to form a protective “wall of moms” around Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday as the protesters clashed with federal law enforcement. Video from the scene showed crowds chanting “Feds stay clear, moms are here!” and “Feds go home!” before protesters toppled a fence erected around the …

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Lincoln Project: Portland Is How It Starts [VIDEO]

Just out from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “How It Starts”, a warning about how Trump, Bill Barr and Chad Wolf are ordering unnamed and unmarked agents into our streets. Against a backdrop of falling poll numbers, rising COVID-19 infections, and a revealing Fox News interview, it’s clear that President Trump is rapidly losing …

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Trump Defends Feds’ Authoritarian Abuses In Portland

The Independent reports: Donald Trump said he is trying to “help” the city of Portland amid controversy over a decision to send federal agents to crack down on protests there. Local lawmakers accused the Trump administration of an “abuse of power” for deploying masked, militarised federal agents to the city, ostensibly to protect federal buildings. The officers have been accused …

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PORTLAND: US Attorney Demands DHS Investigation Into Arrests Of Protesters By “Secret Police” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The US Attorney for the Oregon District today requested an investigation into the masked, camouflaged federal authorities without identification badges who are arresting protesters in Portland. The request is aimed specifically at DHS personnel who have been captured on various videos arresting protesters and putting them in unmarked SUVs. Demonstrators in Portland have been protesting racial inequality and …

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Extremists Claim Point Of Portland Rally Was To “Waste Millions In Police Resources,” Will Do It Again [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: Several hundred were part of a right wing rally organized by former Infowars reporter and Florida radio host Joe Biggs [photo]. That group included the often violent Proud Boys, an “extremist conservative group,” according to the Anti Defamation League. Also present were members of the anti-government militia group the Three Percenters and the American Guard, “hardcore white …

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Portland Cops Accused Of Colluding With Extremists

Williamette Week reports: Hundreds of texts between Portland police and right-wing organizer Joey Gibson [screen grab above] reveal the extent to which law enforcement officers talked to and even coordinated with right-wing activists in order to police protests in 2017 and 2018. The texts, obtained by WW through a public records request, show that Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya had …

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Portland Mayor Gets Ominous Threat From Proud Boys

The Guardian reports: Right wing activists in Portland, Oregon, appear to have shifted tactics in their ongoing confrontation with left wing groups and city authorities, attempting forced “demaskings” of opponents and picketing union venues and events. One activist has threatened the city’s mayor, Ted Wheeler. Last week, Reggie Axtell, a member of the “western chauvinist” Proud Boys group and a …

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PORTLAND: Homocon Organizer Cancels Anti-Muslim Rally, Claims Mayor’s Pleas Endangered His Group

The Oregonian reports: Organizers of an anti-Muslim demonstration planned for June 10 announced Wednesday that they’ve canceled the event. Organizer Scott Presler [photo] cited Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s “inflammatory” requests to cancel other protests, which he said endangered people who might attend them. Wheeler this week asked that federal officials revoke the permit for a separate pro-Trump free speech rally …

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Portland Killer Rants In Court: You Call It Terrorism, I Call It Patriotism, You Hear Me? Die! [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. “Get out if you don’t like free speech,” he said, and, “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism. You hear me? Die.” Christian, 35, is accused of fatally stabbing two men who defended a 16-year-old and her Muslim friend on a Portland, Oregon, train …

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PORTLAND: Mayor Calls For Cancellation Of “Trump Free Speech Rally” In Wake Of Hate Crime Murders [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade. …

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REPORT: More Than Half Of Those Arrested In Portland’s Anti-Trump Protest Didn’t Vote For Anyone At All

Idealism always fails. Always. Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: More than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during …

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